The new food hall in Williamsburg with a slew of surprisingly promising vendors is now open to the public with limited hours, with more hours and some of the bigger name vendors coming next week.
North 3rd Street Market, located at 103 North 3rd St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, swung open Tuesday morning with options such as bakery Bien Cuit, Fany Gerson’s Mexican sweet shop La Newyorkina, coffee shop Champion, and dumpling vendor East Wind Snack Shop already serving their wares. They’re available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
But by next Monday, most of the more than 20 food and retail vendors in the 15,000-square-feet space will be in business — including an outpost of pizza legend Di Fara, ramen shop Chuko, and burgers from icon Corner Bistro. Starting June 4, the hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. See the full slate of vendors here.
Developer LENY and market organizer MRKTPL threw together a collection of food vendors with a lot of solid cred beyond the world of pop-ups and markets — something that’s become increasingly unusual in the crowded food hall world in NYC. They’re certainly names to get excited about, but execution will be key here: Operating in a food hall isn’t the same as doing it in a full-service restaurant. At the very least, maybe it will be a blessing for all those Williamsburg folk who have trouble venturing into Manhattan once the L shuts down.